First report of chronic implant-related septic arthritis and osteomyelitis due to Kytococcus schroeteri and a review of human K. schroeteri infections

Infection. 2012 Oct;40(5):567-73. doi: 10.1007/s15010-012-0250-9. Epub 2012 Mar 6.


We report the first case of Kytococcus schroeteri implant-related septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, identified by phenotypic tests and 16S rRNA sequencing, which responded to implant removal and doxycycline. 16S rRNA sequencing was useful for the accurate and rapid identification of the organism as it exhibited three different colonial morphologies in vitro.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / genetics
  • Actinomycetales / isolation & purification*
  • Actinomycetales Infections / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Infectious / microbiology*
  • Base Sequence
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / microbiology*

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JF514888
  • GENBANK/JF514889
  • GENBANK/JF514890